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    question about my fork

    sorry another question for today.

    i have a 2001 marzocchi bomber z5 air. the air leaks out.

    Tenneco Marzocchi Suspension - 2001 forks - Z5

    i know it needs to be rebuilt. is it a good fork to rebuild or should i toss it.

    i did just buy a rock shock xc tk 28.

    which would be better for my daily bike ? and which should go to my loaner bike ?

    thanks in advance.

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    Don't bin the fork, it'll only cost you a bit over $20 to fix it.

    Seals: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id50.html

    Service Manual: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id12.html

    Ride it when it's fixed and see how it compares to the Dart.

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    question about my fork

    Quote Originally Posted by mrenteria342 View Post
    sorry another question for today.

    i have a 2001 marzocchi bomber z5 air. the air leaks out.

    Tenneco Marzocchi Suspension - 2001 forks - Z5

    i know it needs to be rebuilt. is it a good fork to rebuild or should i toss it.

    i did just buy a rock shock xc tk 28.

    which would be better for my daily bike ? and which should go to my loaner bike ?

    thanks in advance.
    Should be easy to fix. I love the Marzocchis of that time, though I have not used the Z5.
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    You can check the o ring seal under the air valve fill cap and get something from a good hardware store with o ring drawers as a replacement if it is showing deterioration. The valve core is also a seal so check it with soapy water. Tire stores have them laying around the tire machine. Use the correct size socket to remove and replace the fill cap.

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    Re: question about my fork

    I recommend fixing it as well. I ride a z1 from 98 and I love it. I am not a fool though. I know that eventually it will give up the ghost so I'm saving for a nice new fork while the z1 serves me well. Check out marzocchis site. You will find the full diagrams for breakdown and repair.

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